| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
"Zealot," Theresa Rebeck's new play at South Coast Repertory, is set in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at the start of the Hajj, the annual holy pilgrimage that able adult Muslims are required to make at least once in their lifetime. But like most unconvincing...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
"Pippin," the Tony-winning revival that transformed Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's musical into a circus theatrical, has pitched its tent at the Hollywood Pantages, and it has been quite a while since this majestic old theater has held so much...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Russian actor and director Yuri Lyubimov, founder of Moscow's renowned Taganka Theater, which he led for more than four decades, has died. He was 97.
During the 1980s, Lyubimov was exiled for several years after criticizing cultural restrictions in...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Aside from being a hugely entertaining and strikingly emotional show, "The Art of Falling," Second City's not-to-be-missed new collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, is a very significant formative moment in this city's long history of...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Benjamin, the cynical, long-lived donkey who comes to regret not raising a hoof against tyrannical piggery, turns out to be the key to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's blistering new 90-minute adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," the best...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:46 PM
"You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Live performances are ephemeral, no matter how brilliant. The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Civic Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday showed that philanthropic civic-mindedness can have more palpable staying power.
The proceedings in front of the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the performing arts, the show must go on, even after the leading actor has exited the stage.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts kicked off its second season last week in a dramatically different state than when it first opened its...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in October across the state.
View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below:
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Depending on your taste for kink, "Venus in Fur," David Ives' twisty tale about a casting session between a smug playwright and an earthy actress trying out for the role of a well-born 19th century dominatrix, will be either a dream come true or a...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In late summer rumors began circulating of a potential coup within Los Angeles' thronging and boisterous smaller theater scene.
A renegade group of artists and producers, private Facebook messages and lobby whispers revealed, was meeting at...